Climate change

When Elling Lien pieced this cover image together with the greenhouse gas balloons, he had no idea British adventurer David Hempleman-Adams was planning on making a transatlantic flight in a helium balloon. Really.

Hempleman-Adams launched from St. John’s on Monday, July 2, and is hoping to set a record for the smallest balloon to make it across the pond. You can track his progress online at

One comment

  1. Joe Hueglin · October 2, 2010

    The intent of this post is to provide for your consideration a critique of “An Inconvenient Truth”, the bases for The ‘ 7 Point Pledge’ announced by Al Gore to rally support against global warming. .

    “A Convenient Fiction” PARTS I and II provide information challenging the assumptions made in “An Inconvenient Truth” regarding the causes of climate change in the present and what will happen in the future. Assumptions being presented to our school children through actions of some provincial governments.

    It can be argued that students’ development in decision making capabilities would be increased through consideration of both “An Inconvenient Truth” and. “A Convenient Fiction” rather than only the former.

    Yours truly,

    Joe Hueglin
    5838 Mouland Avenue
    Niagara Falls, Ontario.
    Tel. 905-356-3901



    The ‘7 Point Pledge’ announced by Al Gore to rally support against global warming
    The Associated Press
    Thursday, June 28, 2007

    The seven-point pledge announced by Al Gore to rally support against global warming: I pledge

    1. To demand that my country join an international treaty within the next two years that cuts global warming pollution by 90 percent in developed countries and by more than half worldwide in time for the next generation to inherit a healthy earth;

    2. To take personal action to help solve the climate crises by reducing my own C02 pollution as much as I can and offsetting the rest to become “carbon neutral”;

    3. To fight for a moratorium on the construction of any new generating facility that burns coal without the capacity to safely trap and store the C02;

    4. To work for a dramatic increase in the energy efficiency of my home, workplace, school, place of worship, and means of transportation;

    5. To fight for laws and policies that expand the use of renewable energy sources and reduce dependence on oil and coal;

    6. To plant new trees and to join with others in preserving and protecting forests; and,

    7. To buy from businesses and support leaders who share my commitment to solving the climate crises and building a sustainable, just and prosperous world for the 21st century.